A process done on a flat/guillotine cutter. A quantity of sheets are hand counted and placed into the cutter. The clamp is brought down onto the stack and a line is drawn across the clamp and main housing. Additional lifts or sheets are loaded into the cutter and counted by adding or removing sheets until the two lines re-align. This is done when scale counting is necessary. This counting process has an error factor of +/- 5% to 10%.